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RealVision ENB by SkyrimTuner
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Last updated at 11:22, 2 Sep 2014 Uploaded at 23:49, 3 Feb 2013





for ENBSeries version: 0.262





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RealVision on Youtube






ENB is a collection of visual effects created by Boris Vorontsov. It overhauls everything from anti-aliasing and depth of field to lighting and water.
It gives Skyrim the eye candy effects it deserves.


RealVision is a finely tuned compilation of ENB effects and post processing. Each setting has been hand tweaked to give the most realism at the lowest performance cost.

Technically, ENB is compatible with every mod on Nexus. However, RealVision is tuned to look good with a particular set of lighting and weather mods. Using any weather or lighting mods besides the ones listed here will result in your game looking weird. All other mods are fine.

ENB is very GPU intensive. It will most likely be the most FPS hungry part of your game.





video for installation by PredCaliber: here (outdated a bit, but very helpful!)




1. Nexus Mod Manager (NMM) and Wrye Bash users open the Skyrim menu through Steam.
1. Mod Organizer (MO) users run Skyrim Launcher through MO.
2. In the options section, turn off Antialiasing, Anisotropic Filtering, and FXAA. (in the advanced section)
3. In your video driver, set the features from step 2 and SSAO to application controlled. Only do this for Skyrim.
Nvidia users look here and here to see the required driver settings. AMD users will have similar settings.
4. NMM/Wrye Bash users go to Documents/My Games/Skyrim.
4. MO users go to Mod Organizer/profiles/your profile.
5. Set the following values in your skyrimprefs.ini or use EWIs High SkyrimPrefs and inis (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED).
If you use EWIs inis, you must configure them to your system. There are notes on the lines that need configured.
The correct skyrim.ini and skyrimprefs.ini files are located in Documents/My Games/Skyrim or Mod Organizer/profiles/Default if you're a Mod Organizer user.
NEVER edit the SkyrimPrefs.ini in SteamApps/common/Skyrim/Skyrim !!!

[Imagespace]
bDoDepthOfField=1 <--- turn it to 0 if you want crystal clear underwater
[Display]

bFloatPointRenderTarget=1 <--- IMPORTANT! Without this value, ENB is not working correctly!
bTreesReceiveShadows=1
bDrawLandShadows=1
<--- if you are using a Performance version and got ugly landscape shadows then set it to 0
bShadowsOnGrass=1
iMultiSample=0
iMaxAnisotropy=0
bFXAAEnabled=0
<--- turn it to 1 if you prefer Skyrim FXAA, but deactivate EdgeAA in enbseries.ini to avoid too strong blur
ipresentinterval=1
<--- this combined with EnableVSync=true in enblocal.ini is important to avoid tearing
fGamma=1.2400
<--- IMPORTANT! This is the in-game brightness RealVision is optimized for! Don't touch the in-game brightness after setting this.

6. Right click skyrimprefs.ini, select "Properties", and check "Read-only" under Attributes.



Install these mods in this install order if you want your Skyrim to look like mine:

And let always overwrite if NMM asks! (say NO to update and YES to install normally)

Nexus Mod Manager - Tutorial: english / deutsch
Mod Organizer - Tutorials: Mod Organizer ( S.T.E.P. ) Video Tutorials by Tannin - MO and Gamerpoets - Videos

>>FPS<< stands for performance hungry mods!
>>FPS<< stands for very performance hungry mods!


Instead of all the single Vivid Landscapes- mods you can also try Vivid Landscapes - All in One by Aron

--> NOW USE LOOT to sort your loadorder and clean your masterfiles !



Install in this order:


ONLY activate Supreme Storms like second screenshot if you are using Supreme Storms!!!
For the night level, decide by yourself, I'm recommending level 3.


Now decide to go on with Realistic Lighting Overhaul or Enhanced Lights and FX.
These videos will help you with your decision: Video 1, Video 2.

Option A: RLO
Realistic Lighting Overhaul by The Realistic Lighting Team
My preference for realism!
  • Activate all modules except Adaptive Interiors Vanilla Weathers and Realistic Lighting Weathers! As shown here and here.
  • Only activate Dawnguard interiors if you are using Dawnguard!


Option B: ELFX
Enhanced Lights and FX by anamorfus
My preference for atmosphere and my personal favorite!
  • Install core + enhancer. It's recommended to use exterior module also. Install as shown here.
  • If you have Dawnguard or Dragonborn DLCs active also install Enhanced Lights and FX Dawnguard and Dragonborn.
  • If you are using SMIM, do not forget to install the SMIM Meshes from ELFX optionals!


--> NOW USE LOOT to sort your loadorder and clean your masterfiles !



1. Download ENBSeries v0.262 (enbseries_skyrim_v0262.zip) from my ENBSeries archive and extract it somewhere.
2. Copy d3d9.dll AND enbhost.exe from the wrapper folder to Steam/steamapps/common/Skyrim.
3. Download RealVision via your mod manager and install the option of your choice.
4. NMM and Wrye Bash users go to Steam/SteamApps/common/Skyrim/Data/RealVision_ENB_files.
4. Mod Organizer users go to Mod Organizer/mods/RealVision ENB (version).
5. Run RV_install.vbs.
6. During installation use my ENBoost Configurator to automatically adjust the enblocal.ini.
7. If you prefer setting the values manually, abort the configurator and adjust enblocal.ini by yourself:

[MEMORY]
ExpandSystemMemoryX64=true
ReduceSystemMemoryUsage=true
DisableDriverMemoryManager=false
DisablePreloadToVRAM=false
EnableUnsafeMemoryHacks=false
ReservedMemorySizeMb=
XXX <--- You only NEED it to be set to 64. Users have seen better performance with it being set to 256 or 512. Only set to 512 if you have at least a 2GB graphics card.
VideoMemorySizeMb=XXXX <--- You only NEED it set to (VRAM - 128). Users have seen better performance with (RAM + VRAM - 2048). 1GB=1024.
EnableCompression=true <--- False if you experience stuttering or use ENBSeries 0.246 or older.
AutodetectVideoMemorySize=false <-- Because it keeps guessing wrong.
[ENGINE]
ForceAnisotropicFiltering=true
MaxAnisotropy=16
EnableVSync=true
AddDisplaySuperSamplingResolutions=false
VSyncSkipNumFrames=0

[LIMITER]
WaitBusyRenderer=false
EnableFPSLimit=false


This is ENBoost. Do not download ENBoost from the Nexus. You already have it.

Tutorial videos: NMM / Wrye Bash or MO

READ THE FAQ AND SPEED AND STABILITY GUIDE FOR ENB BEFORE ASKING THE FORUM FOR HELP



"I don't know what's wrong"
Does LOOT say something's wrong?
LOOT 0.6 requires Internet Explorer 11 to generate its report. This requirement will go away with LOOT 0.7.
It says that everything's fine? Check the rest of the FAQ, Skyrim Crash Compendium and Modding Beginner's Guide.


"My game crashes (CTD) before I even get to the menu"
  • First ensure to have correct language in your Skyrim.ini, for example if you are using EWI65's ini-files you will have to adjust "sLanguage=ENGLISH" to your in-game used language.
  • After fresh Windows installation you must update your DirectX runtime for DX9, get it from here. Extract the files and start DXSETUP.exe.
  • You probably either need DirectX updated or you installed a mod without installing another mod that it needs. Use LOOT to find out if it's the latter. LOOT requires Internet Explorer 11 to generate its report.
  • Watch this video and then this video
  • Ensure to NOT activate the CoT-WeatherPatch_DB.esp from prod80's Climates of Tamriel weather patch if you do not use Dragonborn!
  • Monitoring tools like MSI Afterburner, EVGA Precision, and Rivatuner OSD also cause problems with ENB. Find the FAQ about it for a workaround.
  • Disable all "Game Booster" programs or similar like Razer Game Booster, try to disable all in background running not needed programs.
  • Rarely, SweetFX could be the issue.

Still nothing? Try deleting your rendererinfo.txt file.


"RV_install.vbs didn't work"
If you get "Permission denied" try one of these 2 workarounds:

1) open cmd.exe as Administrator, navigate to your "Steam/SteamApps/common/Skyrim/Data/RealVision_ENB_files" and start RV_install.vbs"

2) open Notepad (or any text editor) as an administrator and paste your Skyrim directory path into it. Save it over the instpath.txt file within the RealVision_ENB_files folder. Then run RV_install.vbs and it'll ask you for the drive you installed Skyrim, so just paste the driveletter into the empty textfield and click OK. If all worked correctly, it'll tell you that your installation was successful!

If still script does not work, manually download whatever option of RealVision you choose and extract it. Place the files in Steam/steamapps/common/Skyrim.


"What happened to Option C Fantasy?"
I've fully reworked my versions, the technique, the installation process, the settings. Option C is now no separate version, BUT no panic!
During NMM installation, you will find "Fantasy Effects", activate it additional to your selected Option. Option C is now an addon for Opt. A or B!
To adjust the colors, the vibrancy simply open ENB menu during game, in Shader Parameters windows, open EFFECT.txt and adjust vibrancy for Day, Night and Interiors.


"What setting or level should i use for in-game brightness?"
in step 1 i've told you to set fGamma=1.2400 in SkyrimPrefs.ini, this is the in-game brightess RealVision is optimized for! Don't touch the in-game brightness after setting this.

"The white text at the top left corner of the screen says the wrong graphics card"
You either forgot to change the graphicscard in EWIs ini files or you have a buggy driver (probably from an Optimus card). Use the injector version of ENB to get around this.

"How do I use the injector version of ENB?"
1. If you have d3d9.dll in your Steam/steamapps/common/Skyrim folder, delete it.
2. Extract the ENBSeries archive and move the files from Injector to Steam/steamapps/common/Skyrim. DO NOT OVERWRITE WHEN ASKED.
3. Set the following values in enbinjector.ini:

[LIBRARY]
LibraryName=enbseries.dll
[TARGETPROCESS]
ProcessName0=skse_loader.exe
ProcessName1=SkyrimLauncher.exe
ProcessName2=tesv.exe

4. Run the ENBinjector.exe.
5. Start your game and enjoy!

Note: You will have to run ENBinjector.exe before playing your game from now on. I would make a shortcut somewhere.

"Help, also the injector does not detect my graphics card correctly!"
try Optimus fix

"I get a warning that bFloatPointRenderTarget isn't set to 1 but it is"
You edited the wrong ini. The one you were looking for is in Documents/My Games/Skyrim or Mod Organizer/profiles/Default if you're a MO user.

"Half of the screen is black"
Set EnableMist=false in enbseries.ini.

"I crash every X minutes"
Follow the bug fixing and memory patch sections of the Speed and Stability Guide for ENB.

"How do I use MSI Afterburner, EVGA Precision, or Rivatuner OSD with ENB?"
The steps below are for MSI Afterburner but all 3 are based on the same program so the steps will be similar, if not identical.
  • Update and start MSI Afterburner
  • Switch to the "MSI On-Screen Display Server" window.
  • Create a new profile for your game and change to it.
  • Click the big wrench icon to change advanced settings.
  • Go to General -> Compatibility properties and turn on "Enable compatibility with modified Direct3D runtime libraries".

"The sun is behind a mountain but I still see its reflection in the water"
Deal with it. It was the only way to get the sun to reflect in flat areas. Some people have reported that using the injector can fix this.

"There are black bars on the top and bottom of my screen"
You did that. You checked the box for letterbox effect when you ran the installer. If you don't want it, download the optional letterbox effect disabled file.

"The screen is black but I still hear music"
You didn't listen when I said that monitoring tools don't like ENB.

"My game doesn't look like your screenshots or videos"
Most of my screenshots and videos are made during Climates of Tamriel weather 02d46e with a lot of contrast and bright lighting. Force this weather and then compare again.

To force a CoT weather, first open NMM - plugins and find out your HEX loadordernumber of ClimatesofTamriel.esm, as seen here. Remember this code and type "fw
0C02d46e" in console.

"I have a dark landscape but it's bright out"
Set EnableCloudShadows=false in enbseries.ini

"Underwater is crystal clear"
You're using Realistic Water Two and forgot to set bDoDepthOfField to 1 in your skyrimprefs.ini.

"It's too dark inside"
Increase AmbientLightingIntensityInteriorDay and AmbientLightingIntensityInteriorNight in enbseries.ini.

"It's too dark outside at night"
Increase AmbientLightingIntensityNight in enbseries.ini.

"It's too bright outside"
Decrease DirectLightingCurveDay in enbseries.ini.

"I have super blown out brightness as hell..."
Crossfire and SLI causes issues and problems with ENB, deactivate one card.

"The sun is too bright"
Decrease SunIntensity and SunRaysMultiplier in enbseries.ini.

"The sun is flickering and pulsing"
open enbsunsprite.fx and in section "Enable / Disable Light Emulation (Flashes or Pulses)" set all values for "#define..." to 0

"How do i change the Saturation?"
Option A and B: open ENB menu in game with shift+enter, open "Shader Parameters"-Window and edit the values for "Color Saturation" for Day, Night and Interiors. Then save settings.

Option C: open effect.txt and edit "#define SATURATION x.xx". Default for Option C is 1.25.


"My game looks too pale"
Set ForceBorderlessFullscreen=false in enblocal.ini or set Brightness=0.65 in enbseries.ini.

"Any special notes for OneTweak users?"
Funny you should ask. You have to set BWmode to 2 in OneTweak.ini. You can find it in Steam/steamapps/common/Skyrim/Data/SKSE/Plugins or Mod Organizer/mods/OneTweak/SKSE/Plugins if you're a MO user.

"I can't load up an old save"
Did you change your uGridsToLoad value? If so, use Stable uGridsToLoad. Have you uninstalled a mod since you started playing that game? If so, use Savegame script scalpel. Also, set EnableFPSLimit=true in enblocal.ini.

"Why is this wall invisible?"
You skipped step 1 of installation.

"Depth of field isn't working"
If you are using a performance version, that's normal. if you want DoF, set EnableDepthOfField=true in enbseries.ini or in ENB menu in game.
If you are using Full and get no DoF, you should repeat step 1 of installation and ensure you did everything correctly.


"Depth of field Crossfire FIX"
To get DoF to work for crossfire users, rename TESV.exe to Oblivion.exe and add "[Loader] RuntimeName=Skyrim.exe" to SKSE.ini. This should get crossfire to use Oblivion profile, but if still having problems with DoF, the lower performance option is to use the acb?p.exe (assassins creed BH) crossfire profile for TESV.exe. Credit goes to surenintendo

"My eyes are black/missing"
Seriously, no one did step 1? It's step 1.

"These shadows are too dark"
"Black shadows" appear when EnableSkyLighting=true is set. To fix it, increase AmbientMinLevel in enbseries.ini or decrease AmbientLightingCurve.

"Underwater is green"
Green Water Fix

"My head and body are different colors"
Set FixTintGamma=false in enblocal.ini.

"Skyrim Launcher has stopped working - missing D3x9_43.dll"
Download and install this: DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010).

"I have screen tearing but VSync and Limiter are active in enblocal.ini"
set iPresentInterval=1 in SkyrimPrefs.ini AND EnableVSync=true in enblocal.ini and DISABLE VSync in your driversettings
ENB VSync only works if iPresentInterval=1!
if this does not help try to set VSync to adaptive in your driver.


"My main menu/loading screens are red"
Delete RealisticWaterTwo - Waves - Falskaar.ini, skyrim.ini, and skyrimprefs.ini. Repeat step 1 of the installation and then run LOOT.

"I have ugly landscape shadows using the performance version"
Set bDrawLandShadows=0 in skyrimprefs.ini or fSpecularLODStartFade=2500.0000, fShadowLODStartFade=3500.0000, fLightLODStartFade=3500.0000, and fshadowbiasscale to 0.750 or 1.000 in skyrimprefs.ini.

"Purple objects after installing SMIM using Mod Organizer"
There is a bug in Mod Organizer handling some FOMOD installers like SMIM uses. contact MO-page for help.

"How do I change my save back to uGridsToLoad=5?"
  • Open Skyrim.ini in your text editor.
  • Launch Skyrim and load your game save with your custom uGridsToLoad setting.
  • Alt-tab to your text editor, change uGridsToLoad=5 and uExteriorCellBuffer=36 then save the Skyrim.ini file.
  • Alt-tab back to Skyrim, open the console, type refreshini and then close the console.
  • Create a new savegame. I recommend to save indoors to avoid issues.

"Night vision isn't working"
Use Better Vampire Sight and Night Eye by LloydChristoph (only works for exteriors)

OR:
turn off the ENB while using PredatorVision made by Gopher and set the used Key for activating PredatorVision to the same as to deactivate/activate ENB effects.

Tutorialvideo: here
  • Go to your enblocal.ini file in your game folder
  • Go to [INPUT]
  • Set KeyCombination=0
  • Go to this site and copy the value of the key you are using for your Nightvision by Predator Vision (for example 86 for "v")
  • Set KeyUseEffect=x, where x is the value from step 4.
  • Save the file
look here for full topic.Thanks to M4zeOR:Open the enbeffects.fx file in notepad, find entry:
//#define APPLYGAMECOLORCORRECTION and remove this "//"
to compensate the desaturation increase "#define SATURATION" in effect.txt
or go further down in the enbeffect.fx you'll find a section labelled //POSTPROCESS 2, change the {float EColorSaturationV2=1.40;} to something higher like 2.0 in order to compensate for the wash-out.

OR:
enter in console:
playerenchantobject 1cf2b 1ea6c
this command will put in to your backpack gold ring with candle light effect

OR:
use Rings of Light Enchantment - Dungeon Gear-Pack 1 by Marbaus




1. Install Sheson's memory patch via SKSE with the following steps:
This will not work for pirates. Pirates will not be helped via forums or PM.
  • Install SKSE 1.7.1 according to Gopher's video.
  • Go to Steam/steamapps/common/Skyrim/Data and see if you have a SKSE folder with an SKSE.ini file inside.
  • If you do, add these values to SKSE.ini:

    [General]
    ClearInvalidRegistrations=1
    [Display]
    iTintTextureResolution=2048
    [Memory]
    defaultHeapInitialAllocMB=768
    scrapHeapSizeMB=256

    If you don't have an SKSE.ini file, download and install SKSE ini from Speed and Stability Guide for ENB.If you use MO and one of your mods supplies its own SKSE.ini file, it will overwrite this one. Add the aforementioned values to that mod's SKSE.ini file. You can find it in Mod Organizer/mods/(your mod)/SKSE/.
  • If you previously used SSME, delete d3dx9_42.dll and ssme.ini from your Steam/steamapps/common/Skyrim folder.
  • Delete Safety Load and ShowRaceMenu Precache Killer if you have them installed. They're not needed once the memory blocks are configured correctly.
  • Download and install Memory Blocks Log.
  • Go to the Windhelm docks and pick a fight with a guard. This is pretty much the most memory intensive thing you could do and will max your usage.
  • NMM/Wrye users go to Skyrim/Data/SKSE/Plugins/.
  • MO users go to Mod Organizer/overwrite/SKSE/Plugins/.
  • Open up MemoryBlocksLog.log and check to see that the value directly under Block 1 is 512.If it isn't, you've installed SKSE wrong or your SKSE.ini is getting overwritten (MO users only).
  • Check the last number in the Block 1 column. We'll call this value Z.
  • In SKSE.ini, set defaultHeapInitialAllocMB to (Z + 276.) Do not set lower than 512.MO users that downloaded SKSE ini, this will be in Mod Organizer/mods/SKSE ini/.
  • Fight that guard again and make sure that Block 1 is roughly 20 higher than your peak usage.This value may need adjusted over time as you add more texture mods, NPCs, or increase your uGridsToLoad.
Alternatively, you can use SSME. Blocks must be set using hex values if using SSME.
2. Sort your load order with LOOT.
LOOT 0.6 requires Internet Explorer 11 in order to generate its reports. This requirement will go away with version 0.7.
MO users must run LOOT within MO. Also, a basic version of LOOT is integrated into MO 1.2.1+ as the sort button.

3. Use Skyrim Project Optimization and Remove Underwater Grass and other stuff too - A Performance Mod for extra FPS.
Skyrim Project Optimization has a lot of incompatibilities with mods that modify buildings in major cities.
4. Clean your master files.
5. Take a look at the following guides:
6. Use Disable CPU Core Parking Utility to consistently use all of your CPU's cores for more performance.
Learn about this process here, here, or here.




1. NMM and Wrye Bash users go to Steam/SteamApps/common/Skyrim/Data/RealVision_ENB_files.
1. Mod Organizer users go to Mod Organizer/mods/RealVision ENB (version).
2. Run RV_uninstall.vbs.
If RV_uninstall.vbs doesn't work, manually download the version of RV that you use and delete all of the files with the same name from Steam/steamapps/common/Skyrim.
3. Go to Steam/steamapps/common/Skyrim.
4. Delete d3d9.dll and enbhost.exe.
5. NMM/Wrye Bash users go to Documents/My Games/Skyrim.
5. MO users go to Mod Organizer/profiles/your profile.
6. Delete your skyrim.ini and skyrimprefs.ini files. They will be remade vanilla next time you play.




These are my personal must haves. These are not in install order.

In install order:and also check this:
How to create Cute Character on Skyrim by DBDesign974


Thanks to all downloaders and especially all who give me endorsements :)






ewi65 for tuned Bokeh DoF, his amazing sun and his help supporting RealVision ENB
Sharpshooter8 for inspiration and his Realistic Hope ENB i used for a long time
JJC71 for Project Reality - Climates Of Tamriel - Weather - Lighting
Sydney666 and Daemonui for Realistic Lighting Overhaul
Kyokushinoyama for his great sunsprite-shader
Gopher for his awesome RealVision ENB videos
Boris Vorontsov for making ENBs possible
all the modcreators of the used mods
all RealVision users and downloaders
tony971 for help with description
Bethesda for making TES: Skyrim
bronze316 for DoF effects
my wife for patience